Hattie Mae Bowman
Graveside services for Mrs. Hattie Mae Bowman, 84, of Monterey,
were conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, from Hanging Limb
Cemetery with Rev. Dewitt Sampley officiating. Goff Funeral Home
of Monterey was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Bowman died Friday, Aug. 30 at Slidell Memorial Hospital in
Slidell, LA. She was a retired school teacher with 35 years of service
in the Overton County school system.
Born August 13, 1918, in Overton County, she was the daughter of
the late Henry and Viola (Qualls) Wilson. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Lee Bowman; and a
brother, Woodrow Wilson.
Survivors include two daughters, Viola Perry, Kona, HA, and Kathy
Kennedy, Bogalusa, LA; two sons, Scott Bowman, Sweetwater, and Ron
Bowman, Cumming, GA; two sisters, Mary Francis Gore, Carthage, and
Eva Finley, Rickman; and seven grandchildren.
Everel Manton "E.M." Carlock
Funeral services for Mr. Everel Manton "E.M." Carlock,
93, were conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, from the chapel
of Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home in Kentucky with Bro. Jim Savage
and Bro. Larry Nichols officiating.
Mr. Carlock died Wednesday, Aug. 14. He was a 1934 graduate of
University of Tennessee. While at the University of Tennessee, he
spent two years in the Tennessee National Guard Medical Department
and four years in the ROTC. Upon graduation, he was commissioned
as Second Lieutenant and was assigned by the President for the Infantry
Reserve. He moved to McCreary County, KY, in the summer of 1934.
As a school teacher, his first assignment was at Whitley City High
School, where he implemented the first agriculture studies program
and also organized the first chapter of the Future Farmers of America.
He and his wife, Hazel Morris, were married December 19, 1936. When
World War II broke out, he was called to active duty and went to
Chicago with his wife. He was assigned to the Quarter Master Corps
and was soon promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant, ultimately
achieving the rank of captain. His assignment included research
and development of new rations for Army use, such as dehydrated
foods and emergency rations, including new ways to process chicken.
Methods he developed have reportedly become food industry standards.
Returning to McCreary County in 1946, the Carlocks resumed their
teaching positions. He used his vast knowledge to implement jobs
and economic development in McCreary County.
The Carlocks remained active in the Whitley City United Methodist
Church and civic organizations such as the McCreary County Retired
Teachers Association and McCreary Soil Conservation District. He
was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels and director
of the Kentucky Farm Bureau. His hobbies included gardening and
Born June 19, 1909, in Oakley, he was the son of the late Porter
and Louisa (Bell) Deck Carlock. In addition to his parents, he was
preceded in death by his wife and two sisters, Verda Ledbetter and
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Jerry Hamlin;
a brother and sister-in-law, John and Trelba Lee; a brother-in-law,
Clarence; two grandsons and their wives, Lorren and Katie Bryant
and Lee and Sue Bryant; three great grandchildren, Ryan, Tanner,
and Tyler; several nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.
Pallbearers were Larry Davis, Perry Warren Davis, Randy Shelton,
Coy King, Scottie Morris, Larry Morrow, Pat Souleyrette, Tandy Withers,
Wayne Morris, Tommy King, Elmer Olsen, Espie Bell, Ernest Rhoder,
Gerald Wilson, Ralph Nevels, and members of the Board of Directors
of the McCreary County Conservation District.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of the McCreary County
Retired Teachers Association.
Cecil Theodore Deck
Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Theodore Deck, 93, of Hermitage,
and formerly of Overton County, were conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday,
Aug. 31, 2002, from Christ Church Presbyterian in Alpine with Bro.
Glen H. Ledbetter officiating. Burial was in Green Hill Cemetery
with Speck Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Deck died Monday, Aug. 26 at Summit Medical Center. He was
Born May 28, 1909, in Overton County, he was the son of the late
Joseph and Louvenia (Ledbetter) Deck. In addition to his parents,
he was preceded in death by his wife, Willie (Vernon) Hall Deck.
Survivors include three sons, Billy Deck, Lebanon, Bobby Deck,
Hermitage, and Leo Deck, Huntsville, AL; five daughters, Marie Creswell
and Evelyn Deck, both of Hermitage, Mary DiMateo, Brush Creek, Barbara
Brown, Nashville, and Wilma McDonald, Dalton, GA; five grandsons;
and one great grandson.
Cora Ann Garrett
Funeral services for Mrs. Cora Ann Garrett, 93, of Celina, were
conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, from the chapel of
Upton Funeral Home in Celina with Bill Threet officiating. Burial
was in Fitzgerald Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of
Mrs. Garrett died Tuesday, Aug. 27 at Cumberland River Hospital
in Celina. She was affiliated with Celina Church of Christ.
Born November 24, 1908, in Ashlock, KY, she was the daughter of
the late Henry and Emmaline (Cain) Kilmon. In addition to her parents,
she was preceded in death by her husband, Malcom Garrett.
Survivors include a son, Arnold Garrett, Livingston; two daughters,
Elsie Garrett and Alice Fay Gray, both of Celina; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Wilma Gidley, 74, of Celina, will be conducted
at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, from the chapel of Upton
Funeral Home in Celina with Father Pete Coffey officiating. Burial
will be in Kirk Cemetery with Upton Funeral Home in charge of the
Mrs. Gidley died Saturday, Aug. 31 at Cumberland River Hospital
in Celina. She was a homemaker and affiliated with the Catholic
Born July 15, 1928, in Livingston, she was the daughter of the
late Kirk Brown and Gladys Lohorn. In addition to her parents, she
was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence L. Gidley. Survivors
include a son, Dwight Eads, Hersey, MI; and a grandson, Jason Eads.
George L. Holton
Funeral services for Mr. George L. Holton, 75, of Livingston, were
conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, from the chapel of
Speck Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Thomas officiating. Burial was
in Overton County Memorial Gardens with Speck Funeral Home in charge
of the arrangements.
Mr. Holton died Monday, Aug. 26 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
He was the owner and manager of G&L Apparel, a veteran of the U.S.
Army, and an Advent Christian.
Born October 16, 1926, in Treulten County, GA, he was the son
of the late Robert and Amanda (Mosley) Holton. In addition to his
parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, two brothers,
and a great granddaughter.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Holton, Livingston; a son
and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Diane Holton, Dacula, GA; a daughter
and son-in-law, Judy and Ralph Jenkins, Livingston; a sister, Iretha
Wilkes, Swainsboro, GA; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joey Williams, Mike Holton, Matthew Kilgore, Nathan
Holton, Bryan Boles, Shannon Cox, Lance Ruanto, and Steve Thompson.
Hazel (Phillips) McCoy
Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel (Phillips) McCoy, 72, of Cookeville,
and formerly of Nor-ton,VA, were conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug.
27, 2002, from the chapel of Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home of Norton
with Rev. John Mc-Carroll officiating. Burial was in Laurel Grove
Cemetery with Hagy & Fawbush Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. McCoy died Saturday, Aug. 24 at Livingston Regional Hospital.
She was the daughter of the late John and Dona Vaughn. In addition
to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Buddy
C. McCoy; a son, Johnny Wayne McCoy; two sisters, Ocie Harding and
Dorothy Masters; and two brothers, Morgan Phillips and Roy Phillips.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy Carico and Robin Hess, both
of Cookeville; a sister, Wilma Redman, Norton; a brother, John Edward
Phillips, Pulaski, VA; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren;
and several nieces and nephews.
Sarah M. Dial Melton
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah M. Dial Melton, 73, of Rickman,
were conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, from the chapel
of Rickman-Hall Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Monday officiating.
Burial was in Zion Hill Cemetery with Rickman-Hall Funeral Home
in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Melton died Saturday, Aug. 31 at her home. She was an LPN.
Born April 22, 1929, in Rickman, she was the daughter of the late
Hugh L. and Floy (Wray) Copeland.
Survivors include a son, Frank Dial, Rickman; a daughter, Vickie
Laycock, Rickman; a sister, Virginia (Wray) Williams, Rickman; two
grandsons, Jeremy Laycock, Rickman, and Kelly Laycock, Cookeville;
two granddaughters, Chrissy Dial and Kara Dial, both of Rickman;
and a great grandson, James Logan Cantrell, Rickman.
Pallbearers were Kelly Laycock, Brandon Masters, Kelly Hull, Bryant
Swallows, John Harris, Mark Dial, J.D. Masters, and James Marquess.
Billy R. Smith
Funeral services for Mr. Billy R. Smith, 63, of Byrdstown, were
conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, from Bloomington Christian
Church in Byrdstown with Jesse Ireton and Mickey Jolley officiating.
Burial was in Rough Shod Hollow with Brown Funeral Chapel of Byrdstown
in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Smith died Wednesday, Aug. 21 at his home after a brief illness.
He lived in New Castle, IN, and the surrounding area for several
years, including Hagerstown and Spiceland. He returned to Byrdstown
in 1989, following his retirement from Dana Corporation. He owned
Smith Land Development Corporation and developed Rough Shod Hollow,
a residential community near Dale Hollow Lake that includes many
vacation homeowners from Ohio and Indiana. He was active in Perfect
Circle Saddle Club for a number of years in Indiana and led wagon
trains on several occasions to Brown County, IN. He was an avid
cowboy, hosting rodeos and hog roasts in Indiana and Byrdstown.
He was a member of New Castle Church of Christ and UAW Local 370.
Born June 13, 1939, in Byrdstown, he was the son of Virginia Evelyn
(Amonett) Smith of New Castle and the late O.B. Smith.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, include his wife, Cathy Chamberlin,
Byrdstown; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jeffrey B. and Kathy Smith,
Port Orange, FL, and Gregory B. and Lori Smith, Byrdstown; a daughter
and son-in-law, Pamela J. and Duane Ford, Arrington; a brother and
sister-in-law, Donald E. and Nancy Smith, Spiceland; two sisters
and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Archic Catron, Cookeville, and Beverly
and Duane Matthews, New Castle; in-laws, Al and Arlene Chamberlin,
Spiceland; a sister-in-law and her spouse, Cindy and Don Crandall,
Spiceland; seven grandchildren, Nicole and Jim Parsons, Edgewater,
FL, Kasey Smith, Port Orange, Wesley Ford, Amber Ford, and Katelin
Ford, all of Arrington, and Brittnei Smith and Emily Smith, both
of Byrdstown; a great grandson. Jalen Parsons, Edgewater; and several
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Scott Pfenninger, David Pfenninger, Brian Pfenninger,
Andy Smith, Lee Marcum, Jeff Crandall, and Kevin Crandall. Serving
as honorary pallbearers were his grandchildren.
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